Just in: Nigeria loses another lawmaker

Rep. Suleiman Lere (APC-Kaduna State) has died at the age of 53. Mr Tukur Maibindiga, his Personal Assistant, disclosed this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

Maibindiga said that lawmaker who represented Lere Federal Constituency, died at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State after a brief illness.

Lere was sworn-in in February after he won his case at the court of Appeal, which reinstated him as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the winner of the Feb. 23, 2019 general elections.

The deceased had on March 23 moved a motion on the floor of the House to compel Jos Electricity Distribution Company to restore electricity supply to 28 communities in Southern Kaduna.

Lere’s death followed that of Rep. Haruna Maitala, who represented Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency of Plateau at the National Assembly.

Maitala died on April 3 after a car accident on Abuja-Keffi road on his way to…

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